Tom's blog: words from a 90-year resident
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On June 30th, Harrison Health Partners fired all their union healthcare workers in Port Orchard. On Monday, their jobs will be posted and they can reapply, but if they are hired, they will no … more
A Republican Senate apparently inspired by the president who would “Make America Great Again” for the likes of the robber barons of yesteryear (in whose image he obviously has fashioned himself) … more
A few of these former classmates I see just every 70 years . . . The 70th anniversary class of 1947 was no place for insurance actuaries June 10 during the annual Port Townsend High School alumni … more
Those among us who have been objecting to the noise of aircraft from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station—Did you you happen to read in the Seattle Times a week or so ago about the nuclear-powered … more
What is it that really worries Donald Trump about the investigation into his ties with Russia? And why is he forever speaking favorably of Russia and of Putin? Does some sort of back-channel … more
For a brief few hours each year my mind takes me back to a re-blooming of that ambience that never dies, those carefree salad days that centered on Port Townsend High School. For a brief interlude, … more
Dystopian—referring to a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding. I wrote this blog six or seven weeks ago, but it got “bumped” as … more
I remember rolling around in the dirt alongside lower F Street with Jimmy Minish back in the fall of 1935. We walked up to Lincoln School together. He was a small kid, but muscular even then—and he … more
It's kitties. Cats. They don't like it, they wait for something better. And they'll wait some more. We kind of think we know what they prefer, but, whoa; sometimes that changes. Sometimes they want … more
April 23, 2017—“. . . in business most things don’t involve heart. In fact, in business you’re better off without it.”—Donald Trump As he continues his attempt to treat the American … more
Yes, I read the obituaries every week in the Leader. I also wrote the greater share of them over several decades of my career there on the editorial side. In the earlier of those years I knew almost … more
If not for the fact that I was on an iMac, I might have suspected I’d been hacked. But then, who wants to sound like he comes from that alternate reality where Donald Trump “sundowns” into … more
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